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The Foreigner Earth tremor in Rogaland. Shockwaves felt as far away as Hedmark. An earth tremor at 16:55 around Kvernaland in Rogaland has been picked up by the earthquake monitoring company NORSAR. “Our measuring stations in Hedmark detected and localised a seismic event with magnitude no greater than 2.0,” Steven J. Gibbons tells The Foreigner.

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Earth tremor in Rogaland

Published on Thursday, 4th March, 2010 at 15:10 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Shockwaves felt as far away as Hedmark.



An earth tremor at 16:55 around Kvernaland in Rogaland has been picked up by the earthquake monitoring company NORSAR.

“Our measuring stations in Hedmark detected and localised a seismic event with magnitude no greater than 2.0,” Steven J. Gibbons tells The Foreigner.

Gibbons goes on to say after a phone call he assumed it was a small, shallow earthquake to begin with, but now he’s not convinced after having analysed the data.

His suspicions about yesterday’s shockwaves were confirmed by Anne Lise Kjærgaard, an analyst at the University of Bergen.

“It was a dynamite explosion in connection with work by the Bertelsen and Gapestad AS construction firm,” she says.



Published on Thursday, 4th March, 2010 at 15:10 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: rogaland, kvernaland, earthquake, shockwaves, seismic, event, norsar, university, bergen.





  
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